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ABOUT INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL) PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS
Red pulsed light can be used to permanently reduce or remove unwanted hair from the face and body in a totally pain free way.
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Permanently reduce unwanted hair from the face or body in 4-8 treatments, top ups may be required twice yearly.
Eight years ago I had IPL hair removal on my legs, underams and bikini and, with a yearly (2 treatment) top up, I have not had to shave or wax since
IPL systems use hand held flash lamps to emit micro pulses of light across a broad band of visible wavelengths. By using gentle pulses of light momentarily to create heat, IPL can permanently disable hair follicles, preventing future growth. Similarly, IPL also achieves excellent long term results when treating thread veins, skin pigmentation, acne and other skin complaints. On your first visit, your therapist will carry out a detailed consultation and assessment before recommending a treatment plan to suit your individual requirements. Your therapist will also demonstrate the equipment and answer any questions that you may have.
The Energist ULTRATM System is the most advanced hair removal & skin rejuvenation product available. Utilising state-of-the-art Variable Pulsed Light (VPLTM) technology, the ULTRATM System can be set-up to ensure optimal parameters for a safe, fast and effective treatment.
Traditionally, most cosmetic procedures have been associated with lasers. As technology has progressed, research has shown that Intense Pulsed Light units are regularly producing better results than the laser systems originally available. Pulsed Light units are non-laser, emitting light across a broad range of wavelengths that are preferentially absorbed by the appropriate structure in the skin.
Each light pulse comprises a number of rapid shorter pulses. These ‘variable pulses’ ensure more controlled absorption by the appropriate structures whilst minimising heating of the surrounding skin. This means that a greater range of hair and skin types can be safely and effectively treated than was previously possible.
Depending upon the treatment being carried out, light emitted is preferentially absorbed by the specific structure in the skin. For hair removal, the melanin in the hair absorbs this light and is heated to a temperature that permanently inhibits the hairs’ growth.
The versatility of pulsed light systems provides a safe and effective treatment for most hair and skin types, but a consultation with your therapist will provide you with a complete treatment programme. As the treatments have little or no visible side-effects, effective procedures can be performed quickly with no down-time.
￼Depending upon which treatments are to be undertaken the basic procedure will stay the same: The area to be treated will be prepared and the applicator head will be stepped across to ensure complete coverage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What hair conditions can be treated?
Unwanted hair can be removed from all parts of the body, including legs, chin, upper lip, bikini line, underarm, back and chest.
When will I see results?
Dependent upon the treatment performed and the area treated, results will be noticed after a series of treatments over a period of months. This is due to the body’s natural hair growth cycles and skin renewal. There is no ‘magic wand’ that will make everything perfect, but a good skincare regimen devised in conjunction with your therapist will ensure the optimum results that you desire.
Is IPL safe?
IPL is safe, non-invasive, has minimal side effects and requires no recovery time. IPL is gentler than laser and much faster as a larger area can be treated with each flash. We believe it is the most advanced hair removal and skin treatment system available. We value the comfort and safety of our clients very highly and Leanne takes the greatest care to ensure that clients feel at ease with every aspect of their treatment. Our IPL treatments are regulated by The Healthcare Inspectorate of Wales (through the Priory Lifestyle Salon - inside which we operate).
What are the side effects of IPL treatments?
Immediately after your treatment you may notice a slight reddening of the skin around the hair follicle or slight local swelling which may last for up to a few hours (or rarely a few days).
What regulations cover IPL Clinics?
It is a Government requirement that all IPL clinics are registered with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, the regulatory body responsible for ensuring that private healthcare businesses operate safely and with full regard for client care. Registration with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales is recognition that a company is using safe and appropriate equipment, has all the necessary treatment policies, procedures and protocols and is employing properly trained consultants. The Priory's compliance with regard to these regulations and policies can be accessed through the web site www.hiw.org.uk .
Who can have IPL treatments?
We are registered/insured to treat anyone from the age of 18+ within the white skin type range.
Does IPL hurt?
Not really, although the treatment sensation will vary from client to client. Most of our clients say that it feels like the flicking of an elastic band on their skin. Any discomfort is momentary and there is no lasting sensation.
How does IPL work on the hair?
The melanin in the hair (which gives hair its colour) absorbs the light, which is momentarily converted into heat. This heat is transferred to the growth cells at the root of the hair, permanently disabling them. Most colours of unwanted hair can be removed from all parts of the body, except very sensitive areas such as the inside of the nose and ear.
Can I have treatments if I have blonde, red, grey or white hair?
In simple terms, the greater the contrast between your hair colour and your skin colour, the more easily we can achieve great results. If you have blonde or red hair you will need to have a consultation with our therapists to determine whether there is enough pigment in the hair for you to have a successful treatment. Grey or white hairs are not always suitable for this type of treatment, as they usually do not contain sufficient melanin to absorb light. Some people find a number of grey or white hairs remain visible after a course of IPL treatments.
Why do some of the hairs grow back after my first treatment?
Hair goes through a 3-stage cycle, and IPL treatment is only effective when the hair is in the growing phase. Since only about 30% of hairs are in the growing phase at any given time, some new hairs will grow after each treatment. These are then successfully removed during subsequent treatments. This is why a course of approximately eight treatments is normally recommended, after which the number of remaining hairs is very small.
Can IPL help with polycystic ovarian syndrome?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome can lead to enhanced unwanted hair growth, for which IPL is a suitable and effective treatment. However, you may require more treatments and more regular maintenance.
How long does a treatment take?
The consultation and patch test take about 30 minutes. The IPL treatment itself can take as little as 15 minutes or as long as 1 hour, depending on the area(s) being treated, this will be discussed with you during your consultation.
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO TREATMENT
Any men being treated will be aware that treatment would need to continue long term - at least three visits a year to achieve good results.
Women only require annual/bi-annual+ top up appointments after the initial 8 treatment course.
We also do not treat anyone that has:
We would treat with caution:
Treatment results may vary with:
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